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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.52 | 2516 ratings

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CCVP
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5 stars As Pink Floyd dug through the years inside the human paranoia and inner issues, all beginning in the Meddle album and ending magically in The Wall (since the The Final Cut album was only bibliographic, to Roger Waters, and political, mainly critics to the world politics and political hypocrisy) and became more and more symphonic (like it or not, many floydian albums during the 70's shared characteristics with symphonic prog bands, like the album having a hole story, or being all about one theme and having increasingly classical elements), Animals was born.

Like all Pink Floyd albums from the 70's (except atom heart mother and meddle), Animals is a concept album, and by concept albums i mean albums with a central theme. Animals central theme is about the kind of people that exists on the planet: the leader that fools people (dogs), the owners of the world, or big capitalists, the military commanders and the politicians (pigs) and the ones that follows them (sheep). An interesting note is that Animals have a certain relation with the Orwels book Animal Farm.

Animals can be considered the most symphonic album of Pink Floyd, after The Wall of course, since the whole album tells that story about the resemblance of humans and animals and it has a whole connecting the three different stories, besides the long songs.

After all, the music is something you cant forget in a progressive rock album. On animals the music is becoming increasingly more guitar-centered than in the other synth/keyboard centered albuns. Also is noticeable the increasingly complexity of the songs, which, speaking of progressive rock, is not a bad thing.

overall rating: lyrics + music + theme = 4.5-5 stars

CCVP | 5/5 |

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